Coronavirus impact on planning

Service update

At the current time the Council is continuing to register and validate planning applications and deal with the applications in a near as normal way as possible. This follows the advice of Central Government. In additions, consultations are on going and follow the advice recently issued by the Government.

The Council relies on external parties to carry out the statutory consultation process and the ability to fulfil this is being monitored.

Planning enforcement requests continue to be actioned where possible. However, site visits are limited to exceptional circumstances, such as works to Listed Building and Trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order.

Development management and planning enforcement officers are not currently conducting site visits; you may be requested to provide further photographic information to assist in progressing cases. Please supply photographs with your application on submission.

The Development Management service is continuing to deal with its regular range of cases. However, as all staff are following the Prime Minister’s advice aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 and are largely working from home, the service is not be able to receive or process hard copy correspondence. During this temporary period, it is recommended in order to avoid delays that:

Please do bear with us and be patient as we work through what we can and can’t do. Further updates will be posted here.